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Audubon Zoo – New Orleans

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If you are looking for something fun to experience with the family, the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana is the perfect place to visit.

What Goes On at the Audubon Zoo?

Pretty much anything goes at the Audubon! The zoo has a cool zone for those hot summer days to allow you to take a break from the site seeing and cool down. It offers a wet and wild splash park and incorporates some of the fun animals as well such as:

      • Huge alligator water slide
      • Spider money soaker
      • Water spitting snakes

The water splash park also includes a concession, restrooms, and a shaded area for sitting.

The Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is another aspect of the zoo that you will not want to miss. This museum is beautiful and allows you the hands on bug experiences that you will not forget.

Audubon ZooLearning is a big part of the zoo experience and the Dominion Learning Center at the zoo is perfect for any type of training session you may want to hold at the zoo. This facility can be used for small or large meetings or classrooms. The zoo also has a large facility called the Pisces Room. This room is set up beautifully for any type of meeting, retreat, luncheons, dinners, banquets, receptions, etc. The wall of windows in this room really makes it a crowd pleaser.

Birthday parties, weddings, private receptions, corporate picnics and even corporate meetings are all some of the things that goes on at the zoo. The party rooms are a great place to go wild in. Your event will rock as you have the ability to hold private or semi-private parties as well as get catering from the wonderful staff of Audubon.

Let’s not forget the train rides! A zoo is just not a zoo without a train and this zoo does not fail to amaze. Every child will enjoy the train and grownups alike. You might want to make sure you know where the train is so that you can make a quick trip over to some of the presentations such as the sea lion and penguin shows.

The Audubon’s Dinosaur Adventure is a favorite exhibit to visit as well. You will be able to travel back in time to the prehistoric era to have a real dino-experience.

Audubon ZooThere are a number of restaurants located inside the gates of the zoo, not to mention a few places to shop. Here are some of the places you can visit for a bite to eat to energize you for more fun and excitement and to pick up your souvenir you will not want to forget:

      • Zoofari Café
      • Carousel Concession Stand
      • Flamingo Café
      • Haagen-Daz Ice Cream
      • Roman Candy
      • Snack Shack
      • Snack n’Splash
      • Swamp Gift Shop
      • Maya Market
      • The Cool Shop

Make sure to start your adventure with a map so that you do not miss anything, as there is so much more than what is mentioned here. This zoo is open seven days a week during the summer and is close to other attractions such as the IMAX and the Aquarium of the Americas.


Monday - Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
Address/Map:  6500 Magazine St New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 861-2537
Website: Audubon Zoo – New Orleans
Admission: $17.50 for adults | $12 for children (2-12) | $13 for Seniors (65+)
FREE for Audubon Members.
Packages and group discounts available online